Yahoo has been talking about Axis for the past year which will include features that include searching and browsing.
It will give users a search experience on their iPhone
Here are some highlights of how Yahoo! Axis will revolutionize search according to an email sent to LAUNCH:
Smarter, Faster Search with Rich Design: Get instant answers and visual previews so you can continuously discover and explore content without interruption. Never leave the page you are on to view your search results again.
· Connected Experience: Move seamlessly across devices, picking up wherever you left off as you move across your desktop, iPhone, and iPad. Recently visited sites, searches, saved articles, and bookmarks are automatically accessible across all your devices.
· Personal Home Page: Get direct access to your favorite sites and content across all your devices with the customizable Home Page.
Yahoo! states that that there will be no paid opportunities for advertisers yet, but it could be available at a later time.
It appears that Yahoo! Axis will completely change the auto-complete feature by bringing up page options as you search for them on the right hand side.